While the seniors defeated the underclassmen 48-0 on Sept. 25 in the Fifth Annual Carroll County Powderpuff football game, both teams came away winners as they both helped raise over $1,600 for breast cancer awareness.
The action on the field caused many laughs, and perhaps the male cheerleaders caused even more. But in the end, both teams left feeling good knowing they’d helped others.
“The girls just had a lot of fun with it. After the game I told both groups the history of the game,” said Marion Harris, coach of the senior team. “I told them, ‘Every single person helped a winning cause tonight, it didn’t matter if you won or lost. You also represented your school well. And we will continue this and give the students next year a chance to support a winning cause.”
The first powderpuff game was held in 2008 to help Lucas Webb, who was battling cancer at the time, with health bills. Tommy Thompson Field was packed that night with supporters, and the powderpuff game quickly turned into a big community event, Harris said. Each year, the game has been used to support a different cause, such as money for scholarships. This year’s event raised money for breast cancer awareness.
“And the girls had fun with it either way, no matter the outcome,” Harris said. “They have fun getting out there and doing what the boys do on Friday nights.”